Department of Otorhinolaryngology – ENT

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Department of Otorhinolaryngology – ENT

Istishari Arab Hospital’s Ear, Nose and Throat Department, also called (Otorhinolaryngology, or an ENT ) is considered as one of the best medical department in the area, with the best ENT Consultant running diagnosis, administering treatments, and performing surgical operations on a daily basis.

ENT department specialized in the treatment and care of diseases of ear, nose, throat and base skull, as well as surgical procedures for cancers and benign tumors of the head and neck.

Medical Services

The department is composed of six sections:


Head and Neck Cancer

Some types of head and neck cancer include:

  • Squamous cell skin cancer
  • Mouth and throat cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Salivary glands & thyroid cancer
  • Skull base tumors


Otology and Neurotology

Otology and Neurotology deals with the most frequent ear diseases include:

  • Hearing loss
  • Mastoiditis
  • Otitis externa – outer ear or ear canal inflammation
  • Otitis media – middle ear inflammation
  • Perforated eardrum (hole in the eardrum due to infection, trauma, explosion or loud noise)
  • Functional and Cosmetic Ear surgery
  • Dizziness, caused by:
    • BPPV – benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
    • Labyrinthitis / Vestibular neuronitis
    • Ménière’s disease/ Endolymphatic hydrops
    • Perilymphatic fistula
    • Acoustic neuroma


Nose, Nasal Cavities, & Paranasal Sinuses

Common types of diseases for nasal cavity and paranasal sinus cancer include:

  • Nasal septum deviation
  • Sinusitis all types “acute / chronic” as well as polyposis nasi et sinus
  • Allergic rhinitis and immunology
  • Rhinitis all types
  • Severe or recurrent epistaxis
  • Nose surgery “functional & esthetic”
  • Treatment of loss of smell
  • Turbinate Hypertrophy (Nasal turbinate’s enlargements)


Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology

Specialized in treating disorders and diseases of the ears, nose, throat, sinuses, larynx, mouth, and structures of the neck for children including:

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Cricotracheal resection (CTR)
  • Decannulation
  • Laryngomalacia
  • Laryngotracheal reconstruction
  • Myringotomy and tube insertion
  • Obstructive sleep apnea – pediatric
  • Tonsillectomy



Deals with disorders, diseases and injuries of the larynx. Include:

  • Dysphonia / hoarseness
  • Laryngitis
  • Reinke’s edema (polypoid corditis)
  • Vocal cord nodules and polyps
  • Spasmodic dysphonia
  • Tracheostomy
  • Cancer of the larynx
  • Phoniatrics


Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery treats the following conditions:

  • Septorhinoplasty
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Browlift
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Otoplasty
  • Injectable cosmetic treatments
  • Genioplasty

Head Of Department of Otorhinolaryngology – ENT

Dr. Adel Asfour

Dr. Adel Asfour

Otorhinolaryngology Consultant

Dr. Adel Asfour is a Medical Consultant of Otorhinolaryngology, Head-Neck surgery, and Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery with over 19 years of experience. He is now the head of Otorhinolaryngology and Head -Neck Surgery departments at Istishari Arab Hospital.

Prior to joining Istishari Arab Hospital in Ramallah, Dr. Asfour worked at Prosper Specialty Hospital and Augsburg Hospital in Germany.

Dr. Asfour graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Aleppo-Syria, then he continued his specialized training in Otorhinolaryngology at Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem, in addition to a specialized mission at Beilinson and Ichilov Hospital -Tel Aviv.